Call for Nominations: SSC Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - The Speed Skating Canada (SSC) 2021 Nominations Committee invites members to submit nominations for positions on the SSC Board of Directors. Elected members will have the opportunity to positively impact the Canadian speed skating community and the future of our sport across the country.

The following positions are available.

Role

Term

Number of Available Positions

Treasurer 

2 years

1

Director

2 years

2

Following a recommendation made to the Branch Presidents, the Nominations Committee, is accepting nominations to the Board of Directors. There are two (2) Directors and the Treasurer whose terms are ending. 

BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of the SSC Board of Directors, elected members will take part in at least two face-to-face meetings per year, monthly teleconferences and occasional ad hoc meetings or teleconferences to address urgent or emerging issues. Board members also take part in email discussions and may act as a representative of SSC at special events or with other organizations.

For a full overview of Board responsibilities, please view Sections 30 to 51 of the SSC Bylaws.

NOMINATION PROCESS

To submit a nominee for consideration, members must complete the nomination form and submit it along with a summary (maximum two pages) of the candidate’s achievements and qualifications. 

The deadline for submitting nominations is May 17, 2021.

SELECTION PROCESS

The 2021 Nominations Committee, chaired by SSC Board Director Dave McQuaid, will review the nominations submitted by members and will recommend candidates for approval by the membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Which will be held virtually on June 19, 2021.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Nominations will be reviewed with an aim toward achieving a balance in geographic, skill set and gender representation within the Board of Directors. All nominees must be current members of SSC. Ideal candidates will also possess the following qualifications:

  • Skill set or area of expertise not currently represented on the Board
  • Proven leadership experience and abilities
  • Experience in governance and organizational development
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff, athletes, volunteers and a wide range of partners

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Katherine Strong, Senior Coordinator, Leadership & Operations